Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how personal information is collected, used, shared and protected when you (i) visit the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) website (“Site”) or (ii) enroll in our course(s) and participate in our programs or (iii) become a BISR member or (iv) contact us through the Site.

Personal Information Collection

Categories of Personal Information We Collect

We collect the following categories of personal information depending on how you interact with our Site as described above. 

  • Contact Information: your first and last name, company/organization name if applicable, postal or street address, email address and phone number(s)
  • Other Identifying Information: your IP address, Site username, password, and other security information for authentication and access
  • Commercial Information: courses and merchandise purchased, donations, and memberships     
  • Navigation Information: how you use our Site

Why We Collect Your Personal Information

Transactions: to facilitate prompt payment processing by Stripe to the correct point of contact and address;

Marketing: to provide additional information to you about our courses and activities;

Analytical: to enhance the user experience on our Site and for our courses and activities; and 

Security: to implement data protection processes and methods.

We do not collect, store or have access to your financial data. Payments for our programs and merchandise are processed through Stripe. 

Personal Information Sharing     

Our Service Providers

We may contract with other companies, organizations or individuals to provide certain services which require the use of your personal information. 

Law Enforcement

We may disclose your information in connection with a law enforcement matter or court proceeding.


Sources of Personal Information

We collect the personal information you directly provide us with when you contact us.

When you visit our Site, we automatically collect information about your web browser, IP address, time zone and some of the cookies installed on your device. If you browse the Site, we collect information about the pages you view, what search terms or other websites referred you to our Site, and other information concerning your engagement with our Site. This “Automatically Collected Information” related to the device you use is collected using technologies such as:

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device. For information about cookies and how to disable them visit

“Log files” track actions on our Site and collect data including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files which record information about how you browse the Site.

We may collect your personal information from social media, Google Maps and other third parties. We use Google Analytics on our Site to collect and analyze usage data. For information on how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit


We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. 

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, to the extent permitted by law, we do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Site and you do so at your own risk.

You play a critical role in security and your account credentials and password should never be shared with anyone and should be changed at regular intervals. After you have finished using our Site, you should log off and exit your browser so no unauthorized persons can use our Site with your name and information. Regardless of the measures and precautions taken by you or by us, we cannot ensure the ultimate security of any information transmitted, received or stored using the internet.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. The content on our Site is not directed to children under 13. 

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites. Once you have used these links to leave our Site, please note that we have no control over other websites. We are not responsible for the protection of any information which you provide while visiting such websites. They are not covered by this policy. 

Do Not Track

We do not change our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a “Do Not Track” signal from your browser.


The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Personal information will be managed under the then current version of the policy. We post updates on our Site. 

Contact Us

Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns. 


Date of Policy: February 8, 2022

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